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An ode to the Ordinary!

Doodle by my daughter

The cover of my book depicts an essence of commonality

 it pens reflection of  my gratitude, to the many silent doers

 highlighting their sensitivity towards a humane life.

Ordinary lives of people, making an extraordinary difference!

Unlocking their repertoire of goodness

they leave a trail of kindness,

 soothe another’s pain, feed a hungry mouth

they gift a moment of lift, to the lesser fortunate.

We don’t need heroes in capes, we find many among us

who choose to make a difference, in their own small way.

Their selfless service, serves a sliver of humanity

in today’s disintegrating values of the world.

An ode to the ordinary, making an extraordinary difference!!

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #176: ” If you are a book, what will the cover look like? “

Eugenia’s weekly prompt : Extraordinary

78 comments on “An ode to the Ordinary!

  1. Nawazish
    March 12, 2021

    Beautiful poem R!❤

    Liked by 2 people

  2. vaniheart
    March 12, 2021

    Beautiful 💟💟💟

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tndos
    March 12, 2021

    Amazing doddle your daughter is talented. And great poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Reena Saxena
    March 12, 2021

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    An ode to the ordinary …… by Radhika

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  5. Lakshmi Bhat
    March 12, 2021

    Yes, they are the people who do what they believe in, they do not just talk.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Indira
    March 12, 2021

    Simply beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Pallavi
    March 12, 2021

    Wow! What a great tribute to all the silent doers behind your wonderful self!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. akshita1776
    March 12, 2021

    Beautiful lines!!
    And your daughter’s doodle is ahh-maa-zingg!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Nathi
    March 12, 2021

    Excellent poem, Radhika! And an amazing doddle by your daughter✨👍

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sneha
    March 12, 2021

    Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ashok
    March 12, 2021

    Perfect 🤩 and real 😊🌹

    Liked by 1 person

  12. DeepikasRamblings
    March 12, 2021

    Silence speaks a million words, and people who want to make a difference, do their bit silently. A well deserved tribute to all such heroes 👍❣️

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 12, 2021

      Absolutely Deepika. They do it without looking for any form of recognition or award.
      Thank you !!

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  13. vishalbheeroo
    March 12, 2021

    Radhika! It makes for powerful cover tapping into gentleness and lives to evolve, an ode to the commoners struggling. Absolutely beautiful with depth and sensitivity. I would love to read the book someday 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      March 12, 2021

      Thank you Vishal. I am sure you must have come across a few ordinary people, no less than heroes spreading their light through their kindness.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Indira
    March 12, 2021

    Well composed literary work, Radhika and well sketched visual representation by Aditi!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Reena Saxena
    March 12, 2021

    Compliments to your daughter! I don’t know how old is she, but displays amazing sensitivity to the outside world. She is lucky enough to have a mother who completes the ‘jugalbandi’. Reminds me of the TV show I’m watching these days – Wagle ki Duniya.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 12, 2021

      Thank you Reena for the compliments. This is an old one of her work. She was about 14 then.
      Ah…I remember watching Wagle ki duniya long back…with Bharti Achrekar playing my namesake 😄

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      • Reena Saxena
        March 13, 2021

        Version 2 is being aired, with the son (Sumeeth Raghavan) as the new Wagle. Parents are still around (same actors in a secondary role).

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  16. judeitakali
    March 12, 2021

    Beautifully written Ode. One with which I agree

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sadje
    March 12, 2021

    Bravo! Great ideas, fantastic poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ramya Vivek
    March 12, 2021

    What an inspiring thoughts and equally beautiful drawing.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. -Eugenia
    March 12, 2021

    I love your daughter’s doodle! And your poem is amazing and spot on! True, we don’t need heroes wearing capes because the real heroes are those that make a difference by just being themselves. Thank you for joining in.

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  20. Great tribute to the silent warriors, both of you done a valuable creation.

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  21. Infinite Living
    March 12, 2021

    So amazing how you blended the 2 prompts – you are really so talented at this. The poem conveyed the feeling of your book cover so beautifully designed by your daughter, and the book cover brings out the essence of your poem so perfectly. The probable difference between the extra ordinary and the ordinary has been my favorite contemplation often – and I agree with your message, the lines are so blurred. Multiple extra ordinaries make up the everyday ordinary humanity.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 13, 2021

      Absolutely Pragalbha. Just today I came to know about another lady here, who looks after street kids with so much care and love, often cooking and feeding for them too. These ordinary people just become extraordinary with their kind deeds.
      Thank you for your appreciation my friend ❤️

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      • Infinite Living
        March 13, 2021

        So inspiring to even to know about such kind people, thank you for sharing. You are very welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  22. michnavs
    March 13, 2021

    Your daughter’s drawing is beautiful…and i love your take on the challenge..😊😉😉

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Olivia Ava
    March 13, 2021

    This is really a fantastic poem. Loved it😊

    Liked by 1 person

  24. kittysverses
    March 13, 2021

    Beautiful poem and drawing. Picture perfect, Ma’am. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    March 13, 2021

    Kudos to both you and your daughter! ❤ I appreciate everyday heroes.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. boundlessblessingsblog
    March 14, 2021

    Lovely picture drawn by your daughter, Radhika and such a lovely poem to go with a doodle. Too good.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Chris Hall
    March 14, 2021

    I agree with Cheryl! Wonderful words to accompany a super-special doodle.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Benjamin Grossman
    March 14, 2021

    Impressive words. Impressive doodle!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Rupali
    March 15, 2021

    Lovely post the words and yes the doodle too.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Kritika
    March 15, 2021

    Love the doodle. It is amazing and connects with the poem. I thought its your next book’s cover page.

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      March 15, 2021

      Thanks Kritika. Hmm…I am yet to get into the frame of mind to plan for another book 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kritika
        March 17, 2021

        Okay. The first one is amazing. So far I have enjoyed the haikus.
        All the best if you go for it!

        Like

  31. Bette A. Stevens
    March 16, 2021

    Well done!

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  32. and
    March 17, 2021

    really nice poem, sometime people just talk to get recognation but no action.

    Liked by 1 person

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  34. poorvi kumar
    March 17, 2021

    wonderful and so well written !

    Liked by 1 person

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